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    Speedtest.net

    This is a discussion on Speedtest.net within the Sky Broadband (Fibre) Help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Just a quick question regarding this, after my install this morning I did a test and if you look in ...

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      Speedtest.net

      Just a quick question regarding this, after my install this morning I did a test and if you look in my sig it says Manchester~200 miles. When you do the test it shows a little chap stood in the Southeast corner of the UK and a Prism near whichever server you choose. So my question is, how come it says Manchester ~200 miles when in reality I'm only about 10 miles away ?
      Or I am just being thick (you don't need to answer that bit)

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      Re: Speedtest.net

      This has happened to me, I am about 20 miles from Manchester and it used to say less than 50 miles, I can't remember what it says now but it increased a lot. Doing the speedtest to London it now says less than 50 miles lol I imagine the connection simply take a different path once you're connected to Fibre. A tracert pre and post fibre install confirms it. Nothing to worry about.

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      Re: Speedtest.net

      It will go on your IP address, some of them are quite accurate whereas others are obviously not.
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      Re: Speedtest.net

      As said its based on your IP address. I did one speedtest and it said I was basically in Scotland. Rebooted my router, gained a new IP address and I was in London this time I am actually right in the middle

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      Re: Speedtest.net

      Thanks all for the explanation

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